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aa

of each

L

fifty (50)

C

one hundred (100)

D

five hundred (500)

M

one thousand (1000)

qs

quantity sufficient or to make

qs ad

enough to make a specific quantity

ss

one half (1/2)

tsp, t, tea

teaspoonful (5 ml)

tbsp, tbl, tblsp

tablespoonful (15 ml)

cap

capsule

ER

enteric coated

except

expectorant

lot

lotion

ophth

ophthalmic

sol

solution

supp

suppository

susp

suspension

tab

tablet

tinc

tincture

ung, oint

ointment

cc

cubic centimeter

fl oz

fluid ounce

g, gm

gram

gtt (s)

drop (s)

mcg

microgram

mg

milligram

kg

kilogram

mEq

milliequivalent

mL

milliliter

ped

pediatric

ad

right ear

as

left ear

au

both ears

od

right eye

os

left eye

ou

both eyes

IM

intramuscular

IV

intravenous

loc

locally

oj

in orange juice

po

per oral; orally; by mouth

pr

rectally

SC, SQ, SubQ

Subcutaneously

sl

sublingual

UD

as directed

vag

vaginally

ac

before meals

AM

morning

ASAP

as soon as possible

bid

twice a day

hs

bedtime; at hour of sleep

PM

evening

prn

as needed

qh

every hour

qd

everyday

q hs

every night at bedtime

q4h

every 4 hours

qid

four times a day

qod

every other day

tid

three times a day

ud

as directed

w, wk

week

prnp

as needed for pain

AAA

apply to affected area

NKDA

no known drug allergies

SOB

shortness of breath

DS

quantity sufficient

HA

headache

HTN

hypertension

MI

myocardial infarction

BC

birth control

BP

blood pressure

ANX

for anxiety

N/V

nausea and vomiting

USP/NF

United States Pharmacopeia / National Formulary

AMP

Ampicillin

APAP

Acetaminophen

ASA

Asprin

Ca

Calcium

CDPX

Chlordiazepoxide

DC65

Darvon Compound 65

DCN100

Darvocet N-100

DES

Diethylstibesterol

EES

Erythromycin ethylsuccinate

EPI

Epinephrine

F

Fluoride

FA

Folic acid

FeSO4

Ferrous sulfate

HCTZ

Hydrochlorothiazide

INH

Isonazid

K

Potassium

KCI

Potassium chloride

KI

Potassium Iodide

MOM

Milk of Magnesia

Naf

Sodium fluoride

NSAID

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug

NTG

Nitroglycerin

PEN, PCN

Penicillin

PB, Pb

Phenobarbital

SMZ/TMP

Sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim

T3

Tylenol #3

APAP #3

Acetaminophen #3

TCN

Tetracycline

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

DEA

Drug Enforcement Agency

CPSC

Consumer Product Safety Commission

PTCB

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

PHI

Patient Health Information

DAW

Dispense as Written

ROA

Route of Admin

CNS

Central Nervous System; Brain and Spinal Cord

PNS

Peripheral Nervous System; Cranial and Spinal nerves

ADH

Anti-diuretic Hormone

NE

Norepinephrine

EPI

Epinephrine

SX

Symptoms

DX

Diagnosis

TX

Treatment

HX

History

ED50

Effective does 50% desired effect

LD50

Lethal dose 50% dies

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